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Increase Your Knowledge Base At The Securex Seminar

Staff who undertake learning activities are more able to adapt to the changing requirements of an organisation.
Image: The seminar sessions are a popular feature at Securex Image: The seminar sessions are a popular feature at Securex

“If we choose not to learn continuously, we end up falling behind on what could be considered industry best practice. Since the security and fire industry changes so quickly, it is likely that your current skills and knowledge will be outdated in five to ten years. Therefore, it is advisable to constantly update one’s knowledge base to be successful,” says Joshua Low, Securex Event Director at Specialised Exhibitions.

Securex 2017, being held from 30 May to 1 June at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, provides an abundance of opportunities for security and risk professionals to increase their knowledge base and gain a better understanding of industry trends. The Securex Seminar Theatre, powered by Hi-Tech Security Solutions, runs over the three days of the exhibition and is jam packed with topical issues, presented by industry thought leaders.

Scheduled for 9:30 on 30 May and 1 June are the SAIDSA Installer Workshop sessions, covering PSiRA legislation and electronic security training. On 30 May at 13:15 André Immelman from eyeThenticate broaches the issue of whether your computer will be able to think like you. This glimpse into what may seem like sci-fi highlights the amazing research that has been invested into issues such as Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN).

Another technology session not to be missed is the move towards artificial intelligence (AI) presented by Tharina van Wyk from Bosch at 14:15 on 30 May. Similarly, the evolution of building management systems is tackled in Peet Geldenhuys’ talk on 31 May at 12:15.

Still topical and an issue that will continue to remain foremost in people’s minds for the foreseeable future is the subject of the ‘Fees must fall’ campaign. Manubela Chauke, CEO of PSiRA will present a case study on the domino effect of this protracted event which resulted in massive disruption and fear mongering.

In addition to these and other riveting seminar topics, popular visitor attractions at Securex 2017 will include the New Products Display, the FPASA InFIReS Seminar, the ESDA breakfast and the SAIDSA Techman Competition. For the first time, Genesis K9 Group (GK9) is hosting a stand with live demonstrations of highly trained security and detection dogs.

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Also new to Securex 2017 is the launch of a technical training component. Two morning and two afternoon sessions covering various topics such as Surveillance for the entrepreneur (targeting end users and installers), IP surveillance and remote deployment (targeting entrepreneurs), Storage know-how (targeting installers), and IP convergence possibilities and solutions in industry (targeting installers and end users), have been scheduled. Full details of each training session will be available at

Underlining the exhibition’s credibility is the endorsement by several recognised industry associations and institutions that include ESDA, FFETA, FPASA, PSIRA, SAIDSA, SANSEA, SASA and SIA.


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